Ice and Flame: Cold cream paraffin wax therapy
Paraffin wax has a long history of treating a variety of physical conditions. In fact, it was used in massage therapy as far back as the Roman Empire, and, in more recent years, it became a popular physical therapy treatment for people with sports-related injuries
Today, paraffin wax treatments are offered at many spas and salons, and these treatments are good for more than just softening and smoothing the skin.
Paraffin wax is obtained from refined mineral crude oil. It is a non toxic substance and does not cause any adverse reaction when it comes in contact with skin.
As it has a very low melting temperature (48°C-90C). It is not going to cause any burns or blisters, and does not get stuck to the skin as well. It has several benefits:
- It helps to bring down the aches and pains of the body
- Relaxes the sore and tired muscles
- Hydrates the skin making it soft and smooth
If your skin is dry or cracked due to a medical condition, cold weather or stress, the paraffin wax will help your skin go from scaly and crusty to silky smooth. The skins color can also improve to a healthier, more youthful tone. Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and patches of itchy and dry skin can see hydrating benefits.
Cold cream paraffin wax acts like hot, but without the thermal effect.
Cold cream paraffin is not recommended to use for face!
Cold paraffin is not heated. It has initially a liquid consistency, that’s why it can be applied by a conventional brush.
Our hands are one of the most neglected parts of body. They are the work horses and often times go by unappreciated. Taking care of the rough patches will help your hands look younger and resist the chance of chafing, or cutting. Hands that are rough or have patches of skin that is uneven or untoned may see benefits through paraffin wax therapy.
The treatment takes only 20-30 min, but the effect comes at once and lasts for 1-2 weeks.